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Headword: *xa/laza
Adler number: chi,5
Translated headword: hail, hailstorm
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cloud, frozen and tossed through the air by the wind and carried down to earth. But snow [is] moisture, frozen out of a cloud.[1]
Hailstorms: they are freezings of the moisture overhead in the air, above the earth; in some small part it is snow and in some, hail. But below on the earth it is frost to a lesser extent, but more is ice. But falling snow is not a freezing, but rather the same quality in respect to another kind of appearance.[2]
Aristophanes [writes]: "from the hailstorms, o wretched Euripides, [keep yourself clear]." Meaning from the violent words.[3]
Greek Original:
*xa/laza: ne/fos pephgo\s kai\ u(po\ pneu/matos dirrufqe\n kai\ katenexqe/n. xiw\n de\ u(gro/n, e)k ne/fous pephgo/s. *xa/lazai: d# ei)si\ ph/ceis th=s e)n tw=| a)e/ri u(datw/dous u(gro/thtos u(pe\r gh=n me\n a)/nw, e)p' e)/latton de\ xiw/n, e)p' e)/latton de\ xa/laza: e)pi\ gh=s de\ ka/tw e)p' e)/latton me\n pa/xnh, e)pi\ ple/on de\ kru/stallos. o( de\ nifeto\s ou)k e)/sti ph=cis, a)lla\ ma=llon peri\ a)lloi/an xro/an h( poio/ths au)tou=. *)aristofa/nhs: ou)k a)po\ tw=n xalazw=n, w)= po/nhr' *eu)ripi/dh. a)nti\ tou= a)po\ tw=n sfodrw=n lo/gwn.
[1] Stoic definitions from Diogenes Laertius 7.153.
[2] Similar material, more briefly, in the Lexica Segueriana, s.v. nifeto/s. Perhaps from a Life of Pythagoras (so Adler).
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 852 (Dionysus talking about Aeschylus), with comment from the scholia there.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; imagery; philosophy; rhetoric; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Roger Travis on 22 June 1999@15:29:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 November 2001@03:59:38.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 April 2010@07:23:21.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword) on 7 November 2013@04:48:06.
David Whitehead (codings) on 31 May 2016@09:14:12.


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